Today, I’m going to tell you how to cook steel cut oats to make baked oatmeal!
Basic Baked Overnight Oatmeal is one of the most popular recipes on my blog. It’s been a family favorite for years and you all seem to love it just as much as we do. Using that basic recipe, you can make approximately 1.5 million tweaks and make it different almost every time! I love variety. 🙂
Why Steel Cut Oats?
I have really come to love using steel cut oats. I like the texture once they are fully cooked – note, FULLY COOKED…not cooked until they taste like you’re eating paste. Since we love my Fruity Baked Steel Cut Oats, which are actually individual servings, I knew I could probably make a big pan and the recipe still work out.
When you see, “steel cut oats take longer to cook than others,” don’t go overboard. The general rule, like with most everything, is “cook until done.” These soak overnight to help cut down on the cooking process the next morning. I just mix them up in a bowl before going to bed, cover, then refrigerate. The next morning I stir in the rest of the ingredients and pour into a baking dish.
To dress them up, here are some great add-in options: pumpkin, fruit, nuts, nut butters, chocolate chips, dried fruit, etc. I also like to serve mine with toppings – usually maple syrup is our go-to, but we also like sweetened yogurt and peanut butter.
So, here you have it! I hope you all enjoy this as much as we do – and as much as you like the original (rolled oats) version. 🙂
Basic Baked Steel Cut Oats
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups milk
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Toppings: yogurt, jelly, maple syrup, cream cheese, milk, etc.
- Combine milk, honey, eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla.
- Stir in oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Stir mixture gently and pour into greased 8-9 inch baking dish.
- Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes or until oats are tender and liquid is absorbed.
- Serve with desired toppings.